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-class neighborhood in northern virginia, the president came down strongly on the side of middle income americans. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001/2003. >> reporter: but he was just as adamant about not extending the bush tax cuts for upper incomes. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: under the president's plan, the bush tax cuts would be extended permanently for couples making less than $250,000 a year and for individuals making less than $200,000. what does that mean for the middle-class? those earning between $50,000 and $75,000 would avoid a tax increase of more than $1,100 a year. those between $75,000 and $100,000 would avoid an increase of more than $1,800. but the wealthy would get hard. the 315,000 american households but the wealthy would get hit hard. the 315,000 american households that make more than a million dollars a year would see their tax bills rise on average by more than $100,000. house republican leader john boehner stunned members of both
. at a training center for the customs and border protection agency in front royal, virginia, five dogs are running through a series of tests, no matter that it is 90 degrees outside. >> it's going to be hot and tired out there in the field. and we are looking for dogs that when it's hot and tired, they're still going. >> reporter: dhs has 2,000 dogs but just announced it needs 3,000 more. >> we are searching for terrorist, terrorist weapons, illegal immigrants entering the country, being smuggled in and contraban. the dogs can perform those screens and search for those faster than by hand. >> levi the dutch spep heard seems to do well at first. he is given the scent of an object, at this case a pipe and set loose to find it. but searcher and retrieve skills aren't enough. the dogs need courage. they can't spook easily. and they need a good work ethic. that may be levi's undoing. he is supposed to stop at nothing to get at the toy inside the cage but he's easily distracted. his fellow canines aren't doing much better. enzo is supposed to ignore a bowl of food and go for the toy but the
monday afternoon in a backyard gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising taxes on any in
. >> couric: i know earlier today the president was in northern virginia talking about health care reform which, as you mentioned, the republicans are threatening to repeal. why was he revisiting this topic today when he's been so criticized for initially not focusing on the economy? >> well, katie, he's trying to help democrats who are being just hammered out on the campaign trail on health care reform. so today he highlighted a number of popular provisions of the bill that take effect tomorrow. for example, starting tomorrow insurance companies will be barred from denying coverage to children because of preexisting conditions. insurance companies will also no longer be allowed to put a lifetime limit on the amount of coverage and children will be allowed to stay on their parents' insurance plans until their 26th birthday. katie, when he signed the bill six months ago, approval of health care reform was 37%. after talking about it a lot, it's still at 37%. hasn't gone up a bit. >> couric: all right. chip reid. chip, thank you, nice to have you in new york. and it didn't take long, the in
. in april 2007, investigators uncovered an illegal dog-fighting operation on the virginia farm of nfl superstar quarterback michael vick. >> and i have to pate consequences for it. >> reporter: he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and served 19 months in a federal prison and became a lightning rod for critics. but few paid attention to the 51 pit bulls taken from vick's farm. their fate seemed sealed. >> we had been told these were the most dangerous aggressive dogs in america. >> but donna reynolds, who specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls was on a panel of animal experts that found that the dogs were not aggressive towards people. the panel believed these dogs should get a chance to live. >> once we met the dogs, we knew that we had a lot of work to do because so many were shut down around people, scared to death. >> reporter: this is uba. in 2007, headlines branded him menacing. and this is uba today. >> he can wave. wave. there you go! >> reporter: meet frodo. >> your buddies. >> reporter: and johnny. >> what's this? >> when the 51 dogs were first evaluated, hopes f
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